• Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River. Before it ever fired a shot, the 1,200 ton ironclad CSS Georgia was scuttled by its own crew to prevent its capture...

  • Journalism students aim to dispel myths about veterans

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives. That and other timely reminders can be found in a new book researched and written by a Michigan...

  • Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Air Force veteran is seeking public recognition for a western New York man who remains listed as missing in action more than 70 years after disappearing in the Philippines during World War II. Carroll (KEHR'-uhl) Heath wasn't well-known among his fellow 1940...

  • A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches. While it's common for big cities to have efforts to fight urban blight, it's less common to find extensive networks aimed at remedying...

  • Politics in paradise: Alabama governor mansion in disrepair

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — With boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a rooftop tarp that flaps in the ocean breeze, the beachfront retreat at the end of Gulf Way Drive is a $1 million eyesore in paradise. Odd as it may seem, this pricey dump is Alabama's coastal governor's mansion. And...

  • Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said. Gov. Talal Barazi of the central province of Homs, which includes Palmyra, told...

  • Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and died liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in World War II, while NATO's supreme commander said the fight to defend freedom continues to...

  • Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting. Young people singing patriotic songs carried the coffin of politician Zedi Feruzi, stopping traffic as they marched for 90 minutes...

  • AP PHOTOS: Safe on land, migrants eager to phone home

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — The Asian migrants and asylum seekers wanted to go to Malaysia, where family, friends and, in some cases, menial jobs awaited them. But human traffickers commandeering their wooden boats abruptly changed plans following a regional crackdown that led to dozens...

  • Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians have filled Red Square to join the patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church in celebrating Slavic literature and the two ninth-century monks considered to be the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet. The religious and patriotic holiday celebrations were...

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